Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Oracle Critical Patch Update - April 2012

The Oracle Critical Patch Update for April 2012 was released on April 17th, 2012. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. Please note that Sun products are included in this Critical Patch Update.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents. Supported Products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" Section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

Critical Patch Update Advisories are available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:

The Critical Patch Update Advisory - April 2012 is available at the following location:

Oracle Technology Network:

The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are:

  • July 17, 2012
  • October 16, 2012
  • January 15, 2013
  • April 16, 2013


At the cheerfully named A Sunny Commune - Cheng's Blog we found a valuable looking technique for GlassFish: GlassFish-to-GlassFish Remote EJB Invocation.


Charles Hooper discusses an interview question and is looking for an answer...but only after a couple of weeks pass so everyone can have a look: Extents of an Oracle Database DBA’s Knowledge Base.


The Oracle DBA – A lifelong learning experience blog points the way to: Excellent Optimizer Statistics articles.

SQL Developer

That Jeff Smith (that exact one), tells us How to Disable ‘Save Password’ in Oracle SQL Developer.


Even the author of the So Many Oracle Manuals, So Little Time blog admits this is a fairly tenuous connection, but anything that combines SQL, one of my favorite computer entities, with the Hitchhikers Guide, one of my favorite novels/radio shows/films, etc. has got to go in the blog: Part 1: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to SQL: Lateral derived tables and other alternatives to GROUP BY


Kevin Closson, long one of this blog's favorite bloggers, ran a much lauded posting on: Critical Analysis Meets Exadata.

Oracle TimesTen

A positive view from the Oracle BI By Bakboord blog: Oracle TimesTen for Oracle Exalytics.

Whole Lot of Siebel Links Goin' On

Some great resources here, courtesy of the Oracle BI Publisher Blog: All things Siebel.


From The Middle Tier: How to show/hide operators in adf:query advanced mode.


Oracle to Hold MySQL Connect Conference in San Francisco September 29 and 30, 2012.

Resource for Oracle Subscriptions

The newsletter I found the MySQL conference above, along with a cornucopia of other subscriptions for newsletters, magazines, etc. is available here.

Various and Sundry Computerly Goodness

In the realm of generally interesting stuff you may have missed and I almost certainly did are two items:

From Eddie Awad: 10 Interesting Things You May Have Missed This Week.

And at Pythian: Log Buffer #267, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs.

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